We ignored the Will-Smith-loves-Hitler story around here, because it was stupid, and blown out of proportion, and Will Smith agrees.
Basically, he was quoted by a reporter as saying: “Even Hitler didn’t wake up going, ‘let me do the most evil thing I can do today.’ I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was ‘good.’”
I don’t know why Will Smith said this. Memo to celebrities: There are literally billions of people on this earth to talk about. Try to avoid discussing Hitler. Like, always. Seriously, when you feel the word “Hitler” coming out of your mouth, just replace it with “Evil Beet.” The gist of it should still work, and I get free PR.
Anyway, of course this was a big ole scandal, and now Will’s all like, “Um, dude, I’m no Hitler-lover,” in the form of this official statement: “It is an awful and disgusting lie. It speaks to the dangerous power of an ignorant person with a pen. I am incensed and infuriated to have to respond to such ludicrous misinterpretation. Adolf Hitler was a vile, heinous vicious killer responsible for one of the greatest acts of evil committed on this planet.”
So there you have it:
Hitler, bad. Will Smith, good. Genocide, bad. I Am Legend, good.
Everyone all straightened out now? Okay then.
December 26, 2007 at 3:43 pm by Evil Beet
4Who Do I Have to Fuck for Something Interesting to Happen This Week? (Also: Pretty People Are Smarter)
I know, I know, it’s Christmas, but still.
This has been the most boring week ever. Nothing’s happened!! (Josh & Fergie getting engaged doesn’t count, because in my special Evil Beet land, that never happened, and Josh is still saving his virginity for me.)
I did something today that I’ve never done before in my life.
I read the Economist.
And now you’re going to do it, too, because they have a very interesting article today (via Jezebel) asserting that pretty people are smarter, more cultured and overall just plain better than ugly people.
That happens because beauty is a real marker for other, underlying characteristics such as health, good genes and intelligence. It is what biologists call an unfakeable signal, like the deep roar of a big, rutting stag that smaller adolescents are physically incapable of producing. It therefore makes biological sense for people to prefer beautiful friends and lovers, since the first will make good allies, and the second, good mates.
That brings the beautiful opportunities denied to the ugly, which allows them to learn things and make connections that increase their value still further. If they are judged on that experience as well as their biological fitness, it makes them even more attractive. Even a small initial difference can thus be amplified into something that just ain’tâ€”viewed from the bottomâ€”fair.
So, you girls know what to put on your Christmas lists next year: plastic surgery!
Okay, back to hunting for stories.
December 26, 2007 at 3:33 pm by Evil Beet
How her fug ass even landed him in the first place is a mystery to me, but now the two are getting married???
Josh’s rep confirmed the news.
Someone explain this, please.
December 26, 2007 at 3:13 pm by Evil Beet
This rumor’s been going around for awhile, so I’ll pass it on to you guys.
Word on the street is that Casey Aldridge is taking the fall for the Jamie-Lynn Spears pregnancy since he did date her, and, being less than two years older than she is, can’t be held on statutory rape charges. They say he hasn’t even really been dating Jamie-Lynn recently, and that the father is actually a much older exec on her TV show.
Star magazine insists that the teenager may not be the dad – and that Spearsâ€™ friends and family think it is an older man who would face statutory rape charges.
Friends have said that Jamie Lynn was no longer even seeing Casey – and family members told Star that they believe the real father is a much older executive at her childrenâ€™s TV show â€˜Zoey 101â€².
â€œCasey is being paid off to be the familyâ€™s fall guy while the real father remains unidentified,â€ Star magazine insists.
They say the real reason is that an older man could be charged with statutory rape if revealed to be the father of an under-aged girlâ€™s baby.
But in Jamie Lynnâ€™s home state of Louisiana, Casey would escape charges because a 16-year-old can legally have sex with someone less than two years older than her. â€œConveniently, Casey falls under the bar by just 26 days.
â€œThe man many suspect is the father, however, would face charges and probably prison time if he were to come forward and admit he had sex with her,â€ Star magazine states.
The magazine quotes â€œtwo separate Spears family insidersâ€ who believe the father is someone who works on Jamie Lynnâ€™s kidsâ€™ show. â€œJamie Lynn has been working on Zoey since she was 13,â€ one of the sources said. â€œIn Hollywood, little girls grow up fast, and she is no exception.
â€œWith everything that has gone on in her family, she needed someone to look up to.
â€œBut the man she found seems to have completely taken advantage of her.â€
Oh, I do hope this is true!!! But there’ll be no way to tell without a DNA test, which I’m sure Jamie won’t get if she’s trying to protect this dude.
December 26, 2007 at 12:02 pm by Evil Beet
The rap mogul has decided to leave his post as the head of Def Jam at the end of the year, when his contract expires.
“Now it’s time for me to take on new challenges,” he said in a statement Monday. “I am pleased to have had the opportunity to build upon the Def Jam legacy.”
December 26, 2007 at 11:49 am by Evil Beet
was arrested early on the morning of December 26 when she drove her car right off PCH and into a Malibu home. She blew a 0.28 and called the arresting officer the n-word. is designing a line of motherfucking vegan shoes.
In collaboration with Te Casan, Portman has designed a collection of vegan-friendly shoes that will debut at the brandâ€™s New York boutique in February 2008.
When is this girl going to do something wrong???? How can one person be so damn flawless?
Damn you, Natalie Portman. Damn you and your do-gooding.
And what exactly makes a pair of shoes vegan?? The shoes have no eggs in them? Yay! I hate it when there’s egg in my shoe. Squish squish.